Mother Kushmanda

The fourth form of Maa Durga is known as Kushmanda. On this day, the worshiper’s mind is situated in the ‘Anahata’ cycle. Therefore, on this day, keeping in mind the nature of Kushmanda Devi with a very pure and stable mind, one should be engaged in worship. In the worship of Maa Kushmanda, all the diseases and mourning of the devotees are destroyed. Their devotion leads to increase in age, fame, strength and health. It is said that if a human becomes his refuge from the true heart, then he can attain the ultimate position with great ease.

Worship of Maa Kushmanda

On the fourth day of Durga Puja, you should worship Goddess Kushmanda in all ways. Then to establish the mind in the ‘Anahata’ one should take the blessings of the mother and sit in meditation. The day should be worshiped keeping in mind the nature of mother. All the diseases of the devotees are destroyed by worshiping Goddess Kushmanda Devi.

The ritual of worshiping Goddess Kushmanda on the fourth day of Durga Puja is also similar to the worship of Mother Brahmacharini and Chandraghanta. On the fourth day of Navratri, first worship the Kalash and the Goddess present in it. Then worship the Gods and Goddesses included in the mother’s family, who sit on both sides of the Goddess’s statue. After worshiping them, worship Goddess Kushmanda. Before starting the method of worship, worship the goddess with flowers in your hands and meditate.

Maa Kushmanda Puja Vidhi

  • Take an early morning bath and wear green-coloured clothes.
  • Light a lamp of ghee in front of the statue of photo of Maa Kushmanda and apply tilak on her forehead.
  • Offer Malpua, green cardamom, fennel, and pompon to the Goddess.
  • Chant this Mantra 108 times- ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥
  • Perform the Aarti

Mantra of Maa Kushmanda

“ॐ देवी कूष्माण्डायै नमः॥”

“Om Devi Kushmandayai Namah॥”

Prarthana of Maa Kushmanda

“सुरासम्पूर्ण कलशं रुधिराप्लुतमेव च।
दधाना हस्तपद्माभ्यां कूष्माण्डा शुभदास्तु मे॥”

“Surasampurna Kalasham Rudhiraplutameva Cha।
Dadhana Hastapadmabhyam Kushmanda Shubhadastu Me॥”

Stuti of Maa Kushmanda

“या देवी सर्वभू‍तेषु माँ कूष्माण्डा रूपेण संस्थिता।
नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥”

“Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Maa Kushmanda Rupena Samsthita।
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namah॥”

Maa Kushmanda Aarti

कूष्माण्डा जय जग सुखदानी। मुझ पर दया करो महारानी॥
पिङ्गला ज्वालामुखी निराली। शाकम्बरी माँ भोली भाली॥
लाखों नाम निराले तेरे। भक्त कई मतवाले तेरे॥
भीमा पर्वत पर है डेरा। स्वीकारो प्रणाम ये मेरा॥
सबकी सुनती हो जगदम्बे। सुख पहुँचती हो माँ अम्बे॥
तेरे दर्शन का मैं प्यासा। पूर्ण कर दो मेरी आशा॥
माँ के मन में ममता भारी। क्यों ना सुनेगी अरज हमारी॥
तेरे दर पर किया है डेरा। दूर करो माँ संकट मेरा॥
मेरे कारज पूरे कर दो। मेरे तुम भंडारे भर दो॥
तेरा दास तुझे ही ध्याए। भक्त तेरे दर शीश झुकाए॥

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